Project Governance

At the Sierra Leone Land Administration Project (SLLAP), we are committed to ensuring effective project governance to oversee and guide the implementation of the project. The project governance structure comprises several key components, each playing a crucial role in project management, coordination, and decision-making.

1. Project Steering Committee:

The Project Steering Committee provides high-level oversight and guidance to the SLLAP. Composed of representatives from relevant government ministries, development partners, and stakeholders, the committee ensures that the project aligns with national development strategies and policies. It reviews project progress, approves major decisions, and provides strategic direction to ensure the successful delivery of project outcomes.

2. Project Coordinating Unit (PCU):

The Project Coordinating Unit serves as the central coordinating body responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the SLLAP. Led by a Project Coordinator, the PCU oversees the overall project operations, including planning, budgeting, and coordination of project activities. The PCU collaborates closely with various stakeholders and partners to ensure efficient project delivery and adherence to project objectives and timelines.

3. Project Technical Committee:

The Project Technical Committee comprises technical experts and professionals from relevant government agencies, academia, and partner organizations. This committee provides technical expertise, advice, and support to the project implementation. They contribute to the design of project activities, review technical aspects of project plans, monitor progress, and ensure technical standards are met. The committee plays a vital role in ensuring the quality and effectiveness of project interventions.

4. VGGT/TWG (Voluntary Guidelines for the Governance of Tenure/Technical Working Group):

The VGGT/TWG is a specialized group focused on promoting the principles of good governance of tenure in land administration. Comprised of government representatives, civil society organizations, and experts in land governance, this group assists in the development and implementation of strategies and policies based on the Voluntary Guidelines for the Governance of Tenure. They provide technical support, review policies, and contribute to building a robust and inclusive land administration system.

5. Project Transition Committee:

The Project Transition Committee is responsible for planning and executing the smooth transition of project activities and outcomes at the end of the project cycle. Comprised of key stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society organizations, and community representatives, the committee ensures the sustainability of project interventions and the integration of project outcomes into existing systems and processes. They develop transition plans, monitor the progress of post-project activities, and provide recommendations for the successful handover of project responsibilities.

Through these project governance mechanisms, we ensure effective coordination, decision-making, and implementation of the Sierra Leone Land Administration Project. These structures ensure transparency, accountability, and stakeholder involvement, ultimately leading to the successful achievement of project objectives and long-term sustainable impact on land governance in Sierra Leone.